The med schools listed under surgery have higher acceptance rates of their grads for surgical residencies than do other med schools. If you are serious about surgery, aim for a highly rated med school for getting into that specialty.
All universities, all med schools, all law schools, etc, have their strengths & weaknesses. All have different reputations for overall quality and for quality in particular fields, specializations. Lots of similarities, of course - an accredited school is, of course, accredited & degrees are valid. But there are always some differences.
Just because a school is farther away does not necessarily mean it is cheaper or more expensive. Consider school costs AND cost of living. Renting an apartment is cheaper, for example, in the Midwest or a smaller town than, say, NYC or Long Island. Differences in living costs alone can vary by $1000-2000/month.